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Amr Attamimi
b. 1990, Yemen

"In art, I found a voice to unravel myself."

Born and raised in Yemen. Amr reflects his emotions and experiences through photography in a country where artists often find trouble to break through the barrier of tradition and conservative society. Through various stages of highs and lows, Amr takes a moment to express what he feels channeling his utmost experiences and inner emotions through art. Amr is currently living in London.

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Regional solo exhibitions
Group exhibitions

Artist Statement


Growing up in Yemen comes with a number of limitations, and that is where the alternative inside me was born. Through my photographs, I was able to travel through time and space to reflect my feelings, my imagination and my protesting. I like to take my viewers to a journey where objects and matters are not bound to dimensions, to see how many of us in places like Yemen struggle, indulge and go on with our lives. Through digital photography and manipulation, I bring together the past into the future.



2020 Computing (BSc), Birkbeck University, University of London, London, UK
2015 Art management / Contemporary art course, British Council, London, UK
2014 Modern and contemporary art course, CultureLab, Paris, France

Solo Exhibitions

2014 The Basement Foundation, Sana’a, Yemen
2013 The Basement Foundation, Sana’a, Yemen

Group Exhibitions

2022 'More Than Your Eyes Can See: Contemporary Photography from the Arab World', MEI Art Gallery, Washington, USA
2020 'Arsheef Yemen Exhibition, Anxiety', Sana'a, Yemen
2019 Paddle 8 Auction, Online gallery
2019 EMERGEAST Pop up, Dubai, UAE
2016 EMERGEAST Auction III, Dubai, UAE
2015 Group exhibition, the European Union Embassy, Sana’a, Yemen